Ficus variegata

Flowers of the fig tree

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    Ficus variegata @ Singapore Botanic Gardens
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    Ficus variegata @ Singapore Botanic Gardens
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    Ficus variegata @ Singapore Botanic Gardens

Basic information

Flower Name
Ficus variegata
Formal Name
Ficus variegata
Ficus variegata, green fruited fig, variegated fig, common red stem fig
Habitat of tropical region of India, southern China, Indonesia and Malaysia
deciduous tree


What is Ficus variegata

Ficus variegata or Common Red Stem fig (scientific name: Ficus variegata) is native to India, southern China, Indonesia and Malaysia and is a deciduous trees of the family Moraceae. It inhabits the humid forest of the tropical region. The trunk is light gray brown, the leaves are green and heart-shaped. Small fruits are bundled directly on the trunk and come out. As it is a genus, flowers bloom in the fruits as well as fig tree. The fruits are small, shaped like fruits in figs when cut into two. The fruits are red when the ones that were initially green are ripe. Unfortunately, this fruit is not human edible, it feeds livestock, wild monkeys and wild birds. In the old days, in the past, trunks were made on cloth and paper as a material, and trunks and fruits were made to be a medicine for dysentery, however now it is common to see trees with small cute fruits. The members of the genus Ficus, Ficus cyathistipula and others, the representative variety is fig tree.

Common name: Ficus variegata, Scientific name: Ficus variegata, Place of origin: India, southern China, Indonesia, Malaysia tropical regions, habitats: humid forest, aka: Common Red Stem fig, green fruited fig, variegated fig, 杂色 (Chinese), Living type: Deciduous trees, bark color: light gray brown, height of trees, tree height: 10 m, leaf color : Green, leaf shape: heart shape, dioecious strain, flowering time: anniversary, inflorescence type: crown flower inflow, flower color: light yellow, flower diameter: 1 cm, fruit color: green → red, use: foliage plants, cloth / paper (bark), medicine for dysentery (from bark and fruit), livestock and wild monkey, wild bird food (fruit), special note: symbiosis with fig kkiqi, remarks: like water and sunlight

Detailed information

F. variegata
Flower language
Eternal happiness ()
Flower type
Flower array
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
(sub-) Tropical area
1000 ~ 1000 [cm]
1 ~ 1

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